Entrepreneurship and Start-ups in New York

Key Information


Application Deadline: 24/10/22 at 9:00 am

Ref: 10007105


Departure Date: 03/01/23

Return Date: 07/01/23


£950: the estimated cost for flights and accommodation (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: UK transfers, in-country travel, visits, food and drink, visa/ESTA


DMU Global Bursary: £400


Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hotel booked by DMU

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk

Trip Lead: Simon Baines - sbaines@dmu.ac.uk


Second and third year undergraduate students are eligible to participate on this opportunity. Students are expected to have an interest in entrepreneurship; either with aspirations to start or grow a side-hustle or business idea, or to learn skills which they will later apply within a job (intrapreneurship).  A short series of workshops will take place before, during and after the trip along these theme and participating students are expected to attend. There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommend to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

Students on this DMU Global experience led by DMUworks Enterprise staff will visit New York for a 4 day experience which will involve engaging with academics leading entrepreneurship programmes in New York city and their students. There will also be visits and engagements with Entrepreneurial DMU alumni based in the area.

In line with previous DMU Entrepreneurship trips, this experience is specifically for students who have an interest in entrepreneurship.  Students will be invited to participate in Q&A sessions and meet successful founders to include DMU alumni. In participating in this trip, students will be equipped with skills to assist them in them in either starting or growing a business – or to apply entrepreneurial skills within a future job (intrapreneurship).

There will also be the chance to take part in a Tech and Startup Networking Mixer in the heart of New York, where students will have the possibility to network and meet with 100 tech entrepreneurs based in the United States.

Students will be asked to complete one or more tasks based on the theme of entrepreneurship, developing skills linked with creativity and empowerment. When applying, you will need to demonstrate an interest in this in order to be considered for a place, which anticipate will be a competitive process.

The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to New York is £950. Students will be expected to pay the remaining amount after the £400 DMU Global bursary is deducted from the total.

Students will be flying out with DMU staff from London Gatwick on 3 January 2023, and will need to arrange their own transfer to the airport. Whilst in New York, students will be staying at the Sheraton Tribeca Hotel in Lower Manhattan, sharing in single-gender twin rooms. Flights will return from New York JFK to Gatwick on 7 January and land on 8 January 2023.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. Through participation in this trip to New York we expect that:

  • Students will learn new entrepreneurial skills through practical workshops and tasks
  • Students will learn about an entrepreneurial eco-system – who are the players that make it work in a city?
  • Students will learn business skills which can be applied when starting own business
  • Students will learn about cultural differences between the USA and the UK

Before and after the trip to New York, the DMUworks Enterprise & Entrepreneurship team will host entrepreneurial workshops for trip participants.

Cultural activities

Whilst in New York, students will have free time to explore the range of cultural offerings in the city. Students are recommended to take a visit to either the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center to enjoy views of Manhattan and Central Park.

Other suggested visits include the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, to learn about significant moments in the history of New York and the United States.

COVID-19 information

Travel to USA is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travel as per the guidance on the FCDO webpage for USA.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.